I have my degree in piano performance from Chapman University. I’ve always had an obsession with piano. For as long as I can remember I would practice the piano for hours every day. I would spend 6 to 10 hours a day practicing piano for years. One thing that has always been on my mind is what the best way is to maximize the practice time that I have. Playing piano professionally is extremely competitive. If I could get as much done in 30 minutes as someone else would get done in 3 hours, I would be that much ahead of the game. That’s why after my sophomore year in college I took a year off just to practice. I didn’t work, I didn’t teach, I didn’t go to school. I just practiced and took lessons. In that year I read dozens of books about memory, piano technique, posture, focus, motor skills, and many other subjects. I practiced for 10 hours a day consistently. Pretty obsessive right? But what I discovered in that time would change the way I practiced piano, and the way my future students would learn and play.